|Power plant location||Newark, England|
|Power plant type||Combined-cycle gas turbine power plant|
|Number of units||4|
State-of-the-art technology and efficiency
Staythorpe is a gas-fired combined-cycle gas turbine power plant that began commercial operation towards the end of 2010. It has a capacity of 1,701 MW – enough to cover the energy needs of around 2.8 million homes.
Staythorpe has been designed and built using state-of-the-art technologies. This will lead to a reduction in average annual CO2 emissions by up to 7.5 million tonnes compared to an existing coal-fired power station with the same capacity. Staythorpe has an extremely high efficiency of over 58%. These key figures make the plant one of the largest and most efficient of its type in Europe.
Our site at Staythorpe in Nottinghamshire previously housed two coal-fired power plants. Construction of the new gas-fired plant began in 1998, but was put on hold two years later. In 2007, the construction work recommenced.